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Chronic scrotal pain can be an enigma – this new article gives detailed options for investigation and treatment. I have spent a great deal of time trying to give a clear view for people – let me know if you … Continue reading
Pain and Depression – Consider Brain Inflammation With Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) – and What About Brain Aging
Prior, I published a belief that depression in some cases was a manifestation of chronic pain for which ketamine could temporarily block. In this 21 page article they make clear connections between brain cytokine inflammation especially TNF (Tumor Necrosis … Continue reading
6/7 women aged 20-29 with vulvodynia and hip pain experienced significant relief by having therapeutic arthroscopy for hip femeroacetabular syndrome. None of the 19 older cases sustained any benefit.
Scabies has become increasingly resistant to Nix and Kwelleda leaving people with attempts to get Ivermectin orally by emergency release from the US (not easy – they kept sending me repeated letters with more questions to answer). It is easy … Continue reading
I am sick of health websites that: – don’t give links to what they discuss – are filled with commercial ads – make you go though multiple pages, each with various ads – just repeat what you see elsewhere. It … Continue reading
Recent review of Polycystic Kidneys states “Because of the proliferative effect of estrogen on hepatic cysts, oral contraceptives containing estrogen and menopausal estrogen therapy should be administered at the lowest effective dose or avoided in patients with ADPKD (autosomal dominant … Continue reading
Serum lipase has a sensitivity of 91% while amylase had sensitivity of 61%. Specificity was 92% for lipase and 93% for amylase. Testing lipase and amylase together changed sensitivity very little – was 93%.
Latest algorithm suggests you make sure of diagnosis Use of antivirals doesn’t work Prednisone 1 mg/k x 7 days (why does one need to taper though?) useful
Should we believe these results? A study on treatment for diabetic neuropathy pretends one treatment is better than onother because on group starts with more severe pain than the other then claims each treatment can virtually eliminate pains with 7 … Continue reading
GOOGLE TRANSLATE NOW ANY LANGUAGE ———————————————> I have a program that tracks where users are from – pain is worldwide: Thanks admin
Interviewing immigrant poultry processing workers re carpal tunnel syndrome – comes up with simple belief – these workers knew that their work cause painful carpal tunnel but persevered to support their families. The repetitive cold working conditions fostered this condition. I have … Continue reading
I have recently achieved (previously unattainable) control in some of my chronic pain subjects using recent innovations – but to acheive this required use of multiple modalities at once.
saphenous neuralgia is not uncommon – here is how to free it up (floss it)
B12, coenzyme Q10 and Vitamin E have amiolorative effects on Alcoholic Neuropathy – could they help prevent some brain damage brought on by drinking?
Antidepressants Just Don’t Work on Descending Inhibition – They Are TNF Blocker Thru β2-adrenoceptor –
Neurobiol Dis. 2013 Dec;60:39-50.Antidepressants suppress neuropathic pain by a peripheral β2-adrenoceptor mediated anti-TNFα mechanism. Bohren Y, Tessier LH, Megat S, Petitjean H, Hugel S, Daniel D, Kremer M, Fournel S, Hein L, Schlichter R, Freund-Mercier MJ, Yalcin I, Barrot M. … Continue reading
Autologous Whole Blood Almost as Good as Platelet Rich Plasma in Chronic Tennis Elbow – And Alot Cheaper
Went to recent program that stated that though there were studies that showed no difference – there was one that did when injecting Platelet Rich Plasma versus using once spin down plasma (Autologous Whole Blood) The improvement was only statistically … Continue reading
In Lancet 2000, it was found that there could be a 3% increase in grey matter with 1 month of of lithium therapy. Sadly, it is not that easy. Some say it would take 300+ mg/day to do anything though … Continue reading
Vity D deficiency was seen in in 17.6% of patients with Parkinson Disease versus 9.3% of controls. Deficient cases had higher parkinsonism severity ratings.
Simple tool to use in hospital.
Neck and/or arm pain/numbness with progressive disability and many negative evaluations is typical of the disease. Emotional decompensation from pain and poor treatment from others, forms an integral part of the disease. Evaluation is actually quite simple – treatment often … Continue reading
Post Herpetic Neuralgia – Pulse Radiofrequency to Dorsal Ganglion Treatment -and Various Intercostal and Infraorbital Nerve Blocks and Beyond
To round out my discussion of post herpetic neuralgia, I have included an article on pulse radiofreqency to dorsal root ganglion in spine – a benign, not destructive, resetting of senstivity of the ganglion by 41 degree centrigrade heat. My … Continue reading
Lidocaine patches can drop pains by 1.5-2 points on the pains scale – which is about as much as you get from painkillers.
Given that Post shingles pain is restricted to certain nerve root Level(s), nerve destructive measures could be an option. Cure rates for both were about 85% but thermocoagulation had more adverse events.
Recently, a dose of Acetaminophen (Tylenol) has been shown to reduce anxiety responses to a surrealistic film. Previously, it had been shown to reduce MRI evidence of the effects of social rejection. Together, it suggests anixety/social rejection is another form of pain.
Recent article scanned the web and catalogued the best pain sites. I’m not on it but I’m not bitter (much)…